If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
Creative work is incredibly difficult, and that is where the tests lie.
I believe in communication; books communicate ideas and make bridges between people.
To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it.
Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know.
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.
The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home.
What you risk reveals what you value.
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places.
Naked is the best disguise.
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